Championship

  • Pooja Dhanda bags bronze at Senior Asian Wrestling Championship 23-04-2014 09:28 PM

    India's woman grappler Pooja Dhanda bagged the bronze medal in the 58kg freestyle category on an otherwise disappointing day for the Indians at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Pooja defeated Lilya Shakirova of Uzbekistan by 11-0 to earn a third-place finish. However, Rajneesh Kumar and...
  • PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap progress in Badminton Asia Championships 23-04-2014 06:40 PM

    Gimcheon: PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, RMV Gurusaidutt and women's doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa on Wednesday made winning starts to their campaigns at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships being held in the Gimcheon Indoor Stadium. Sindhu, India's best bet at the continental event, beat Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan...
  • Sindhu, Kashyap win in Asia Championship 23-04-2014 02:21 PM

    Gimcheon: PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and RMV Gurusaidutt made winning starts to their respective campaigns at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championship being held in the Gimcheon Indoor Stadium on Wednesday. Sindhu, India's best bet at the continental event, beat Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi 21-15, 15-21, 21-18 in exactly an...
  • Sindhu, Srikanth lead Indian charge at Asian Badminton Championship 21-04-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: With ace shuttler Saina Nehwal giving the tournament a miss, PV Sindhu and national champion K Srikanth will spearhead the Indian challenge at the $200,000 Asian Badminton championship which gets underway at Gimcheon, Korea on Tuesday. Olympic bronze-medallist, Saina decided to take rest to focus on the Thomas...
  • Wrestlers leave for Astana sans Sushil, Yogeshwar 18-04-2014 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar have decided to give it a miss for the second year running even as an upbeat Indian wrestling contingent gets set to leave for the Senior Asian Championship to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from April 22 to 27. Two-time Olympic medallist...
  • Cueist Pankaj Advani goes down to Robbie Williams 14-04-2014 01:56 PM

    Sheffield: Indian champion Pankaj Advani blew a 7-4 lead to lose 7-10 against Robbie Williams in the final qualifying round of the World Professional Snooker Championship. Williams won six frames on the trot to deny victory to the 28-year-old Bangalorean, who thus joined compatriot Aditya Mehta on the sidelines on...
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta in third round of Professional World Snooker 12-04-2014 07:14 PM

    Sheffield: India's Pankaj Advani came up with a typical late fightback to snatch a dramatic 10-9 win over Chinese Li Hang and join compatriot Aditya Mehta in the third round of the Professional World Snooker Championship qualifying tournament here. The 28-year-old won five of the last six frames Friday to...
  • Pankaj Advani advances in World Championship qualifiers 12-04-2014 03:32 PM

    London: He was left hassled after his baggage was misplaced but unfazed by it, ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani rallied to beat China's Li Hang in the second round of the qualifying event for the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield. Advani notched up a 10-9 triumph to set up a...
  • Santiago Giraldo upsets 2nd-seeded Tommy Robredo in Houston 11-04-2014 09:16 AM

    Houston: Santiago Giraldo upset second-seeded Tommy Robredo 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championship. Giraldo will face Alejandro Gonzalez on Friday at River Oaks Country Club. Gonzalez advanced when fifth-seeded Feliciano Lopez retired because of severe allergies. Gonzalez led 6-3, 2-0....
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta to begin World Snooker qualifier campaign 08-04-2014 10:41 PM

    Sheffield: India's top cueists Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta will begin their campaign in the World Snooker Championship with qualifying round matches on Wednesday. Advani will take on the winner of the match between Li Hang of China and Ratchoyothin Yotharuck of Thailand in the first round of the qualifiers...
  • Nottinghamshire director Newell ready for England coach interview 08-04-2014 09:17 AM

    London: Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell is readying himself for an interview for the vacant position of England coach. The opening round of the 2014 County Championship season has pitted Newell's side against a Lancashire team coached by ex-England boss Peter Moores, also a candidate to replace Andy Flower...
  • Impressive debut by Tarun Reddy in Formula Renault races 07-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Rockingham: Sixteen-year-old Tarun Reddy from Chennai marked his debut in the 2014 Protyre Formula Renault championship with two sixth-place finishes and an eighth spot in the triple-header here over the weekend. Reddy, driving for the MGR Motorsport team, came in sixth in races one and three, and eighth in race...
  • James Anderson back in swing with five-for in County 07-04-2014 10:21 AM

    London: James Anderson did his best to put a disappointing Ashes tour of Australia behind him by enjoying yet more success at Trent Bridge as he took five wickets on the first day of the 2014 County Championship season. England seamer Anderson, who has taken 49 wickets in seven Tests...
  • T1 Prima Truck racing championship: New chapter in Indian motorsports 05-04-2014 08:54 PM

    The first ever truck racing was organised in US way back in 1979. However, truck racing became an international sporting event after it evolved in Europe. The truck racing event was held at Buddh International Circuit. Six teams and 12 world class drivers participated in the race. ...
  • Truck racing championship to be held at Buddh International Circuit 29-03-2014 07:45 PM

    The Buddh International Circuit will witness truck racing championship. There will be 12 trucks which will be driven by top British truck drivers. The T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship organised by Madras Motor Club of India will be held in two stages. ...
  • Anand in command and a likely contender for Carlsen 24-03-2014 11:49 AM

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand has come back with a big bang and is the most likely contender to challenge Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the next world championship match to be held later this year. Leading by a full point with five rounds still to come in the candidates,...
  • Madhya Pradesh to face Haryana in women's national hockey final today 23-03-2014 12:29 AM

    Haryana defeated Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy overcame Hockey Odisha to enter the finals of the fourth Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) to be played at Chamundi Vihar Hockey Ground in Mysore on Sunday. In the first semi-final played on Saturday, defending champions Haryana easily...
  • T1 Prima Truck racing championship to be held at Buddh International Circuit tomorrow 22-03-2014 11:24 PM

    The stage is set for India's first-ever truck racing championships as 12 Tata T1 Prima vehicle is gearing up to zoom in the lanes of Buddh International Circuit (BIC) on Sunday. Twelve experienced British drivers will be competing for six teams at the maiden heavy-duty machine's race. The racers, in...
  • Egypt's El Welily outplays Pallikal in World Squash 20-03-2014 04:19 PM

    Penang: World No.3 Raneem El Welily proved too good for India's Dipika Pallikal in the pre-quarters of the Women's World Squash Championship on Thursday. The Egyptian took 26 minutes to get past the 11th-ranked Pallikal and reach the last eight of the prestigious event. The Indian's coach and five-time World...
  • Dipika Pallikal enters World Squash pre-quarters 19-03-2014 07:49 PM

    Penang: India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal entered the pre-quarterfinals of the Women's World Squash Championship beating English qualifier Lisa Aitken 3-0 here Wednesday. The 11-2, 11-6, 11-5 win over Aitken came as a relief for the World No.11 who entered the prestigious event without winning a main draw match...
  • Joshna Chinappa loses World Squash Championship opener 18-03-2014 04:28 PM

    Penang: World No.19 Joshana Chinappa took a game off fourth-ranked Alison Waters of England before losing in the opening round of the Women's World Squash Championship on Tuesday. Chinappa lost 7-11, 7-11, 11-9, 2-11 to exit the tournament which could not be held in 2013 owing to lack of sponsors....
  • World T20: Indian women lose warm-up tie against NZ by 17 runs 18-03-2014 02:43 PM

    Savar: Skipper Mithali Raj made a strokeful half-century but could not save India from a 17-run defeat in their first warm-up match against New Zealand in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Championship here on Tuesday. Put into bat, New Zealand rode on Katie Perkins' 40 off 36 balls to compile...
  • Indian archers win two gold, one silver in Asian Grand Prix 14-03-2014 01:12 PM

    Bangkok: Indian archers won two gold and one silver in team events in the ongoing 1st Asian Grand Prix Archery Championships in Bangkok on Thursday. Compound women team of Gagandeep Kaur, V Jyothi Surekha and P Lily Chanu defeated Iran in the final team event and took the first gold...
  • Fourth senior women's hockey championship begins today 13-03-2014 12:12 AM

    Thirty-two teams will be participating in the 4th Senior Women's Hockey Championship, which will be held here from Thursday. "A total of 32 teams representing different states and nearly 650 hockey players will take part in the championship to be played at Aishbagh stadium and Major Dhyan Chand stadium," Madhya...
  • Sharath to lead India at Tokyo world championships 11-03-2014 03:36 PM

    New Delhi: Ace paddler Sharath Kamal will lead the 10-member Indian contingent including five women in the World Table Tennis championships to be held in Tokyo from April 28 to May 5. Members of the men's team include Soumyajit Ghosh, Harmeet Desai, Anthony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty besides world no....
  • Shooters Heena Sidhu, Chain Singh win gold in Asian Championship 11-03-2014 11:38 AM

    New Delhi: India's ace shooter Heena Sidhu produced some excellent shooting to clinch the air pistol women's gold medal while Chain Singh bagged a gold medal in men's air rifle event at the 7th Asian Championship in Kuwait on Monday. After her standout performance in the qualification round, Heena was...
  • Reed in driver's seat of Cadillac Open as Tiger Woods fades 10-03-2014 08:35 AM

    Florida: American Patrick Reed opened up a commanding four shot lead midway through the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Sunday as Tiger Woods' challenge dimmed. Reed, who would become the youngest winner of a WGC event with a victory at Trump National Doral, was at six under par...
  • World No.1 Lee Chong Wei regains All England Open title 10-03-2014 12:07 AM

    Birmingham: Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei and Chinese World No.3 Shixian Wang clinched the men's and women's singles titles, respectively, at the $400,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena on Sunday. Top seed Lee took sweet revenge of his last year's loss in the final...
  • Shooter Pooja Ghatkar wins gold in Asian Championship 09-03-2014 08:37 PM

    New Delhi: Promising Indian shooter Pooja Ghatkar on Sunday clinched the gold medal in women's air rifle event besides winning a bronze in the team event on the opening day of the 7th Asian Championship in Kuwait. Ghatkar scored 413.1 in the Qualification round. With her brilliant score of 208.8,...
  • Reed in driver's seat at Cadillac, Woods in hot pursuit 09-03-2014 10:13 AM

    Doral: American Patrick Reed will take a two shot lead into the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship while Tiger Woods stormed into contention with the lowest round of the tournament on Saturday. With the punishing winds that created havoc on Friday giving way to calm conditions, the Blue Monster...